The Energy Charter's Implementation Group regularly reviews progress made in member countries towards the improvement of the investment climate and restructuring of domestic energy markets. Particular attention is paid to the reduction of country-specific exceptions to the principle of non-discriminatory treatment of foreign investors when making an investment.
Since 2004 the Energy Charter Secretariat develops in-depth reviews on its member countries. These country reviews are drafted by investment experts from the Secretariat, jointly with the member country concerned.
The reviews are discussed in the Implementation Group which may suggest recommendations to the examined country concerning the further improvement of the investment conditions, including the issues of market restructuring and privatisation. The Implementation Group submits the draft recommendations to the Energy Charter Conference for final adoption.